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Message from the President

A warm welcome to the California Jazz Conservatory!

Forget about trying to compete with someone else. Create your own pathway. Create your own new vision. — Herbie Hancock

Mr. Hancock’s mandate resonates with the philosophy held by the CJC faculty and administration, a team that is one-hundred-percent dedicated to fostering a competition free environment that expressly encourages you to create your own pathway and new vision. And that, of course, is what jazz is all about: self-expression. Our commitment to forwarding your personal artistic mission is our program’s top priority. Our highest aspiration is to provide you with opportunities — both on and off campus — that will have nothing short of a profound effect on who you are and who you will become.

In support of this effort, our long-awaited new campus annex at 2040 Addison Street is scheduled to be completed this fall. Well-situated directly across the street from our current facility, this new addition will house classrooms, practice rooms, a performance venue, offices and a café. Watch for the announcement regarding our opening celebration!

Again, on behalf of the faculty and administration, I look forward to providing you with every opportunity to realize your full potential as forward-looking musicians and conscientious individuals. We are committed to preparing you to go out into the world and make your mark.

Yours in jazz,

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Susan Muscarella
President

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“My experience at the Jazzschool Institute has been nothing short of magical every single day. The faculty, in addition to being the best players in their field, are also great teachers. They really demonstrate that they want the students to succeed in becoming the next generation of great players.”

— Dillon Vado, CJC Student
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